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Staff Pay and Grading Structures

General Information about Pay in the HPSS

The NHS Agenda for Change Pay System applies to all jobs within the HPSS with the exception of Doctors, Dentists and the most Senior Managers. The NHS Job Evaluation System is used to determine basic salary by applying one of nine pay bands to each job. The pay bands are based on a sliding scale, and staff will normally progress through the pay scale their job attracts until they reach the top of the pay band.

Ambulance Pay

There are a wide variety of jobs within NIAS such as Ambulance Emergency and Non-Emergency Services, Ambulance Control, and support roles such as Finance, I.T., Human Resources and Training. Staff who are required to work in unsocial hours receive enhanced payments of up to 25% of their basic salary, which reflects the 24 hour nature of the service.

What do Ambulance Staff in the HPSS earn?


The following information gives an indication of the current pay bands attracted to Ambulance Emergency and Non-Emergency Services and Ambulance Control:

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Ambulance Emergency Service

Emergency Medical Technician Band 4
Paramedic in Training (Paid under Annex U during a two year training programme – 70% in Year 1/75% In Year 2 plus unsocial hours payments as appropriate) Band 5
Paramedic Band 5
Station Supervisor Band 6
Station Officer Band 7
Area Service Manager Band 8a

Ambulance Non-Emergency Service (Patient Care Services)

Ambulance Care Attendant (PCS) Band 3

Regional Emergency Medical Dispatch Centre (REMDC)

Control Assistant (EACC) Band 2
Emergency Medical Dispatcher (REMDC) Band 4
Control Officer (Rapid Response Vehicles) Band 5
Control Officer (REMDC) Band 6
Duty Performance Manager Band 7

Regional Non-Emergency Medical Dispatch Centre (RNEMDC)

Control Assistant Band 3
Control Officer Band 5